Resources For Medical Providers


If you are a healthcare provider seeking more information on HIV/AIDS related care, treatment guidelines, continuing medical education, conference and meeting events throughout the United States, please see the section below. Although not inclusive, this list provides beneficial information to healthcare teams in HIV care and prevention related services.


EDUCATION


TREATMENT GUIDELINES

General

For expert advice on preventing and treating HIV from national experts in the field and peer-to-peer advice for all levels of care, please contact the National HIV Clinicians Consultation Center (Warmline) at 1-800-933-3413, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-8:00pm EST.

For additional information on referrals to question about testing, treatment, PrEP, nPEP, risk assessment, safer sex practices, case management, social services, emotional wellness counseling, and medication assistance, programs, please contact The Georgia AIDS and STD Information Line at 1-800-551-2728, Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm and Friday 9:00am-7:00pm EST.

Women and Children

For 24- hour clinical consultation and advice on treating HIV-infected pregnant women and their infant as well as indications and interpretations of rapid and standard HIV testing in pregnancy, please contact the National Perinatal HIV Hotline at 1-888-448-8765.

PrEP

For more information about PrEP for all populations, please contact the PrEPline at 1-855-448-7737, Monday-Friday, 11am to 6pm EST.

PEP

For more information about managing occupational exposure to HIV, Hepatitis, and immediate PEP recommendations, please contact the PEPline at 1-888-448-4911, 7 days a week 9am to 2am EST.


RESOURCES

As of November 2, 2015, the Georgia Ryan White Part B/ADAP program will be implementing a Hepatitis C Medication Pilot.

Requirements:
In order to apply for the pilot program a Georgia ADAP application for Prior Approval Medical form must be completed by the prescribing provider and submitted to the State ADAP Office along with required supporting documentation.

Eligible clients must complete the entire course of treatment at one ADAP Contract Pharmacy of their choice. No transfers permitted. Only one Hepatitis C Regimen will be approved; no exceptions/additional overrides will be permitted.

Eligible clients will be served on a first come first serve basis.

For additional information, please contact:
ADAP/HICP Manager
Satin D. Francis
Phone: 404-463-0416

Georgia first adopted the Fetal Infant Mortality Rate (FIMR) model back in 2013 with the goal to improve Perinatal HIV prevention systems and identify missed opportunities of care after birth by using the FIMR case review and community action process. Based on the outcomes of FIMR, Georgia is now focusing on the socioeconomic issues that affect pregnant HIV positive women by developing a new program to eliminate perinatal transmission of HIV before birth.

The goal of reaching and sustaining elimination of perinatal transmission of HIV in Georgia is within reach. In the United States, New York, Illinois, and Florida have demonstrated successful reduction rates of mother to child transmission of HIV through their Perinatal HIV program that focus on perinatal case management, HIV testing, and provider education.

Georgia Department of Public Health, Health Protection/HIV in collaboration with Emory Infectious Disease Pediatrics (IDP) is developing a new program to focus on eliminating perinatal transmission of HIV before birth as well as monitor, assess, and improve perinatal systems of care for HIV infected women and their infants.

Emory Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultation Hotline

  • Please call 470-303-3666 to reach Emory Pediatric Infectious Disease for perinatal HIV-related medical consultation. 24 hours/ 7 days a week

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Perinatal HIV, please contact Rhonda Harris, HIV Perinatal Coordinator, by email at Rhonda.Harris1@dph.ga.gov

The Georgia Department of Public Health Specialty Clinic is designed to assist providers with the care and management of challenging cases for people living with HIV/AIDS and their comorbidities. Goals of the specialty clinic include minimizing delays in care, minimizing client fear and discrimination, and reducing travel time to and from appointments. If you are a provider interested in learning more about the specialty clinic, please download the form.

The purpose of HIV community planning is to create a seamless continuum of services for those at risk for and infected with HIV. The Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of HIV/AIDS began the process of planning for integrated prevention and care activities along with creating one comprehensive statewide integrated planning group in 2014. This transition lead to the sunset of the previous prevention only planning body (GCPG) and the establishment of one statewide integrated body. Georgia’s statewide integrated planning council known as The Georgia Prevention and Care Council (G-PACC) is comprised of 44 members. An important objective is to foster an integrated planning process that encourages parity, inclusion, and representation among all community members. The Georgia Prevention and Care Council planning activities include: 4 face to face meetings, presentations, conference calls, and webinar. Members of the Georgia Prevention and Care Council reflect the epidemic in Georgia while simultaneously involving stakeholders who reflect the comprehensive need to address service delivery systems, unmet needs and gaps in care, and perceived barriers.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about G-PACC, please contact Vivian Momah at 404-651-7655 or Vivian.Momah@dph.ga.gov.

Download this form to learn more about GPACC.
Click here to download the 2017 application form.